ST. GEORGE – Dixie Care and Share has received extra donations this month and that have allowed them to table closing their doors, but they are in need of more help.
Community advocate, Yvonne Wall, the Wade Family Foundation, along with a number of concerned individuals came up with a campaign to help the Care and Share with their ongoing financial needs.
To save the Care and Share from closing it’s doors, 17 artists from the Who’s Who in the Utah Music world, have donated their music to create “A Care and Share Christmas” CD. Those artists include Jon Schmidt, Kurt Bestor, & Peter Breinholt are participating.
CD’s can be purchased for $10 at Lin’s Market, Hurst Ace Hardware, The Red Cliff’s Mall and on the weekends at Walmart. The purchase is tax deductible and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Care and Share.
The Dixie Care and Share is a food pantry and shelter that has been serving the southern Utah area for 30 years and just recently announced that they are looking at the very real possibility of having to close its doors for lack of funds.
Their errand is to help those in need of food for themselves or their family, and to provide occasional shelter for those who are struggling. They are a temporary shelter with approximately 50 beds that are full nightly, and unfortunately not enough during the cold winter months.
They provide food for working families who may make enough money to pay the rent, lights and heating, but then have nothing left to purchase food. Often, they are single moms trying to do it all on minimum wage. Patrons come from all walks of life and all ages. Twenty-three percent of the homeless population in America are veterans, often with substance abuse problems.